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are under way in cairo. egypt knows without a truce the conflict could spread throughout the area. both sides have conditions the leader said israel must stop killing its leaders and give palestinians more freedom to travel and import goods. israeli prime minister netanyahu, according to aides, also wanted a negotiated settlement. first, a cease-fire, then more talking. the palestinian negotiator visited gaza with a message from the cairo talks. >> yes, there is a possibility that there are serious negotiations. but israel will have to give up its attempt to cow us and look like it is a surrender. >> reporter: what are they asking from the palestinian side? >> they start with -- a call for surrender, i mean, you stop, you deliver your weapons and then we'll see what to do. >> reporter: a truce is in the works, but until that happens gaza remains under attack. richard engel, nbc news, gaza. >>> this is martin fletcher in southern israel where everyone is desperate to know, ground invasion of gaza or truce? officials say it is 50/50, leaving three and a half million israelis at the mercy
to dave and tori. >>> 7:45. we have new video of police clashing in cairo, egypt today with protesters angry about present moves by that country's president. [ sirens ] >> police fired tear gas and protesters threw rocks at police on the street near cairo's tahrir square. protesters have been gathering at that square since president mohammad morsi granted himself new sweeping powers. this is the same square that was the center of the uprising that toppled hosni mubarak nearly two years ago. >>> today, the grave of yasser arafat was opened in an attempt to determine whether he was poisoned. this is video from ramallah today. it shows palestinian leaders paying their respects after arafat's remains were returned to his mausoleum. samples were given to french, swiss and russian experts for testing. earlier this year, the detection of a lethal radioactive substance on arafat's belongses sparked a new -- belongings, sparked a new investigation into his death. >>> back here at home, san jose firefighters think eucalyptus oil forced the evacuation of 100 people last night at a local gym. seve
from to rear square in cairo. there have been clashes between police and protesters. there's a mass rally against the decree against muhammed more see granting themselves broad power. more seat stuck by his controversial decree and his meeting with judges that was aimed at diffusing the worst political crisis since his election in june >> yasser arafat's body has been exhumed to find out whether and not he it was poisoned. he died nearly a decade ago due to a sudden illness. the new investigation started earlier this year after authorities say high levels of a radioactive substance were found on arafat's personal belongings. >> susan rice has been under fire for how she handled the initial release of information about the deadly attack against america's and benghazi. today she'll be sitting with lawmakers to talk about what she knew about that september attack. prices initially said it stemmed from protests from and the islamic video and and changed it. she said she made clear at the time the affirmation that she thursday was preliminary. rice is a possibility to replace secretary o
.s. embassy in cairo and evolved into a direct assault. there are indications that extremists participated," there's a hedge there, but the benghazi attack was not referred to as a terrorist event. however, ambassador rice is a cabinet member, meaning she gets daily intelligence briefings like the president does, the content of those not known, but republican senators say that she misled the public and that they will block her confirmation as secretary of state. the white house is betting that they can get at least five republicans to join the democratic majority to get her through and confirmed, if nominated as secretary. meantime, cbs has learned that the current secretary of state, hillary clinton, will go to the hill and answer questions from congressional investigators, but she's not likely to do that until the state department's own investigation is complete. sources close to that investigation say that likely won't happen until the end of december. >> and they have not yet interviewed the secretary of state? >> they have not, two months in. state department's own investigators have
'm charlie d'agata, gaza city. >>> clachling victory for a different reason. clarissa ward is in cairo where the truce agreement was sealed yesterday. what are the possible sticking points in this new cease fire agreement? >> reporter: good morning, charlie. good morning, gayle. happy thanksgiving. the main sticking point that may arrive with this agreement is that in the third clause of that cease fire agreement that essentially says after a cooling off period israel must start opening up gaza borders and allow for free passage of trade and also people. israel is very reticassant of lifting that blockade. you may see weapons into the hands of militants but hamas is adamant that that blockade needs to be lifted. a few sticking points raised with that one. >> what does the role that egypt played mean for egypt and the region going forward? >> reporter: egypt has definitely emerged as the winner in all of this. secretary of state clinton calling it a cornerstone of stability in the region. and i think the west had been a little bit concerned about how egypt's recentl
hours before in cairo, almost a copycat of the demonstrations of our facility in cairo. >> i don't trust her. and the reason i don't trust her is because i think she knew better and if she didn't know better, she shouldn't be the voice of america. >> a visibly angry president obama fired back at both senators and defending his ambassador. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. but for them to p go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence she had received and it's outrageous. >> but mccain decided not to let the president have the last word and raced to the senate floor to respond. >> if the president thinks we are picking on people, he really does not have any idea of how serious this issue is. we're not picking on anybody. >> reporter: the president did make some news on the fiscal cliff, matt, while he made an emphatic case for raising taxes on the most wealthy. he said he wasn't drawing a red line on the idea they knew tax rates had to go back
was in fact initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in cairo. >> reporter: tuesday rice acknowledged there was no protest in benghazi, but she blamed the cia, as she did last week. >> i relied solely and squarely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community. i made clear that the information was preliminary. >> reporter: acting cia director mike morel accompanied rice tuesday, in effect her wing man, but it didn't help. >> i'm more troubled today knowing, having met with the acting director of the cia and ambassador rice. >> reporter: both senator kelly ayotte and senator lindsey graham threatened to block rice's nomination. rice did persuade one senator. >> she said what she believed was true, and she was under no political influence from the white house. >> reporter: but joe lieberman is quitting the senate and won't have a vote rice and president obama are closer than he and the iconic hillary clinton. the president has made it clear he will fight for rice and tuesday the white house was not backing down. >> the focus on, some might sa
leaders, including the turkish prime minister, are meeting today in cairo, but so far, there is no real talk of a cease fire. lester? >> we can hear those drones behind you. what just happened there, richard? >> reporter: it sounds like a rocket was just launched coming out of some part of here in gaza city heading in the direction of israel. it will take a couple of minutes before it lands. it's heading in the direction of what appears to be a city that was hit by similar rockets earlier today, and according to the israeli media, three israelis were lightly injured in that attack. we'll know what the result is of this quite soon. >> okay. we just heard that. thank you, richard engel, appreciate it. now here's erica. >> reporter: turning now to latest on general david petraeus. on friday, he testified on capitol hill about the deadly attack of benghazi, libya, as new information emerges about the women involved in the scandal that ended his career. kristin welker is in our washington bureau with the latest. >> reporter: general petraeus snuck in and out of the capitol on friday, but his
, where protests have erupted over president mohamed morsi's decree expanding his power. jim is in cairo. good morning. >> reporter: almost two years after their revolution, egyptians seem more divided than ever. after many hear their elected leader has driven the wedge deeper and wider. at dawn, there were more tents and protesters around tahrir square, but that didn't stop clashes with police, where protesters blocked traffic defying president mohamed morsi's orders. after morsi declared sweeping powers for himself, leaving him above the law. >> translator: we are here because the goals of the revolution have yet to be achieved. >> reporter: morsi told his supporters he had to take radical measures to protect the revolution. and fast track a new constitution being written by a mostly islamist assembly, after which he said he'd give up those powers. yes, he might be a dictator for the time being, but these powers will be transferred to an elected parliament, he said. but the decrees have triggered protests and riots across the nation. dozens were injured in alexandria when angry youth s
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